As folks looked up into the sky, they seen the massive 90m long HMA Fullarton II, an airship which has been almost permanently parked above Brunel Hall slowly and very laboriously make its way over the border of Academy and into Port, in its wake, leflets, thousands of them, was dropped on all major parts of the entire city state, littering the streets, gardens and roofs of almost every home…the letter reads…
“Dear Opressed Citizens of the Opressed City State of New Babbage
I write to you, from the free Independant Township of Academy of Industry. Unlike the scurrelous and heinous rumours from your oppressor’s in City Hall it has not been renamed “Morningtown”.
Your oppressive leader, the ACTING Mayor Underby, has done nothing to alleviate the turmoil and strife which has plagued the fine city state for almost two weeks. His rampaging ‘Night Patrol’ shoot’s innocent by standers, and city property all in the name of protection. The overworked dockers, overworked NBTA and overworked staff of the Hawksley pump house and even the clockworks of the AP&E in Clockhaven have joined a common goal, to work in the FREE and INDEPENDENT Township of
Morningtown Academy of Industry.
I realise, being a business owner myself, that times are tough. Your deliveries have not arrived, your stock is laying waste in the docks due to the strike, a strike which Acting Mayor Underby could have avoided for the good and prosperity of the City State of New Babbage. Alas, he did not. Instead he has the entire city in the form grip of his dictatorship.
I however, being the self appointed Prime Minister of the free and independent Township of Academy of Industry realise that your businesses are suffering, your families are suffering, and the city state is suffering.
Today, myself and the entire Port gangs have completed the airship dock tower and the flag pole and obelisk which is now sitting in Builders Square. If you want deliveries made, you can trust that the port gangs you all know and love who used to work in the opressed docks of Port Babbage and Clockhaven will take delivery of your stock here, in the free and independent Township of Academy of Industry, a very small and minor surcharge of 5% is the only fee we ask.
Be well, fine citizens of the opressed City State of New Babbage!
Prime Minister of the free and independent Township of Academy of Industry”